Debate winner, Kristen Welker; runner up,the mute button

Donald Trump apparently listened to his advisers not to be the rabid beast he was in the previous debate. This may have firmed up some Trump voters who had been wavering. But the fact that he was reined in by the mute button didn't hide, and may even have emphasized, how lacking he is in …

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Trump debate behavior an embarrassment to the country

Last night's despicable mud-wrestling, schoolyard bullying, name-calling event was neither Presidential nor a debate. Thank you, Donald.  The President who  violates all norms of behavior,  tramples science and facts, lies about virtually everything, foments divisiveness,  incites violence,  savages all who differ with him, broke the rules of the event to which his campaign had agreed. …

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Romney’s back in the game

Someone shook the Etch-a-Sketch, and Mitt Romney 1.0 showed up at last night's debate.  After years of running away from his time as Massachusetts governor, he re-embraced his home state.  He bragged about its #1 ranking in education and said Romneycare (though he didn't name it as such) would be a good model for the …

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